Articles tagged: Texas Legislature

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The Lege This Week: Abbott Lets His Mask Slip

From one crisis to the next: With Texas still reeling from the February blackouts, the governor decides to lift state COVID-19 mandates—then blames immigrants for spreading the virus.

Welcome to the 87th Legislative Session. Since the last session came to a close in June 2019, Texas has been hit by an unrestrained pandemic and a crippling eco...Read More

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The Texas Public Utility Commission’s Revolving Door Between Industry and Regulator

The state’s utility regulator drew intense scrutiny from legislators last week for failing to regulate the electric industry ahead of the February blackouts. Many of its top staffers have worked for the power companies it oversees.

Public Utility Commission Chair DeAnn Walker became the most prominent Texas official to fall in the wake of the February blackouts, announcing her resignation ...Read More

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Loon Star: The Great Freeze

Playing the blame game.

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. After Texas’ electrical gri...Read More

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The Lege This Week: Out Cold

As disaster unfolded across Texas, state lawmakers were quick to blame the state’s grid operator and the public utility commission. But the Legislature will face a reckoning of its own.

Welcome to the 87th Legislative Session. Since the last session came to a close in June 2019, Texas has been hit by an unrestrained pandemic and a crippling eco...Read More

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